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  1. of or using one metal.
  2. pertaining to monometallism.
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Origin of monometallic

First recorded in 1875–80; mono- + metallic
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Historical Examples of monometallic

  • The evil was due to a badly-regulated, weltering, bimetallic system; the remedy was a monometallic system.

    The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896

    William Arthur Shaw

  • So far as it was actually put in practice it made France monometallic.

British Dictionary definitions for monometallic


  1. (esp of coins) consisting of one metal only
  2. relating to monometallism
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Word Origin and History for monometallic


1877 in currency sense, from mono- + metallic.

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